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Daily Dose - Oracle Covets Thy Chipmakers

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Daily Dose - Oracle Covets Thy Chipmakers

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In an investors meeting this week, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison told the board, "You’re going to see us buying chip companies."  There's speculation that AMD or ARM could be targeted by Ellison's company in the next few months.  This has lead to a 5% jump in the stock prices for both chipmakers.

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